Marisa Yow’s work is predominately figurative. Using the figure as a compositional focus, she seeks to portray the intimacy and vulnerability of personal experiences. The process of art-making is contemplative for her, functioning as a reflection of the things we deal with every day in life, in effect, a bit of a metaphor. Her artwork sometimes comes in pieces and is not always centered, though it has an effect of centering one with oneself. It nearly always includes recognizable human figures and at times highly metaphorical objects. It is the ambiguity of her compositions that opens the way for each viewer to find the center of any work that most resonates with them individually. See her website.